Programme and registration

    On this page, you can learn more about the programme of the 2021 Cryos Symposium in Cyprus. You can also find useful information about registration for the Symposium.

    Crowd on a tour of the Cryos headquarters at the Cryos Symposium

    Following the successful Cryos Symposium in Orlando, FL, just before a pandemic closed the world, the 2021 symposium will be taken to the next level.

    Join us for a full-day scientific conference with a programme packed with international experts sharing the latest news and scientific research within the field of ART.

    Date and time for the symposium
    Date: 8th of October
    Time: 8:30 AM (Cyprus local time)

    Date and time for The Cryos Tour
    Date: 7th of October
    Time: 17:45 PM (Cyprus local time)


    Registration - Virtual event

    To participate in the virtual event, click on the registration link below.

    Register here

    Registration - Physical event

    Registration for the in-person event is by invitation only. To register for the symposium, click on the registration link in the invitation that you have received from Cryos via email. If you have not received an email and would like to attend, please contact us at [email protected] or call +45 8676 0699.

    Due to limited space available, seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


    08.00 – 08.30: Registration
    08.30 – 09.00: Welcome – Helle Myrthue, CEO

    Ethics, Legislation and Donor Children 

    09.00 – 09.20: Savia Orphanidou, Member of Parliament in Cyprus – My experience as a Single Mother By Choice through a Sperm Donor
    09.20 – 09.40: Ole Korneliussen, Cryos Donor – Experience as a former donor
    09.40 – 10.00: Anastasia Papadopoulou, Partner at Tassos Papadopoulos and President of FONI – The child’s right to a choice
    10.00 – 10.20: Panel debate

    10.20 – 10.45: Break


    10.45 – 11.05: Prof. Evelyn Telfer, The University of Edinburgh - Oocytes: In vitro growth (IVG) of human primordial follicles
    11.05 – 11.25: Director of European Operations Saghar Kasiri, Cryos International & Tissue Bank Director Corey Burke, Cryos International – Cryos Egg Donors – Value of Quality
    11.25 – 11.45: Prof. & MD Anja Pindborg, Rigshospitalet – The health of children conceived by ART
    11.45 – 12.05: Panel debate

    12.05 – 1 pm: Break


    13.00 – 13.20: MD & PhD Niels Jørgensen, Rigshospitalet – Human semen quality is a matter of concern – and what can be done
    13.20 – 13.40: Prof. Allan Pacey, University of Sheffield – Sperm Donor Motivational Study
    13.40 – 14.00: MD Christine Bo Hansen, University of Copenhagen – The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Male Gonadal Function
    14.00 – 14.20: Dr. Jean-Pierre Allam, University Hospital of Bonn – Beyond normal sperm parameters
    14.20 – 14.45: Panel debate

    14.45 – 15: Break


    15.00 – 15.20: Prof. Joyce Harper, University College London – Matching and genetic panels
    15.20 – 15.40: MD & PhD Gilad Evrony, NYU Grossman School of Medicine & MD Jonathan Shoag, surgeon-scientist, University Hospitals Cleveland – Quantification of sperm mutation rates by ultra-high fidelity sequencing
    15.40 – 16.00: PhD Seppe Segers, Ghent University – Genetic Relatedness in parent-child relationships – an ethicist's view
    16.00 – 16.20: Panel debate

    16.20 – 18.30: Networking

    18.30: Conference Dinner

    Programme – The Cryos Tour

    17.00 – 17.45: Join us in the reception area
    17.45 – 18.00: The Cryos tour begins
    18.30 – 19.00: Speeches
    19.00: Cryos Tour (continued), dinner, and networking

    Questions, changes, and cancellations

    If you have any changes to your registration or if you need to cancel your participation, please contact Cryos directly.

    Mail: [email protected]
    Cryos main phone: +45 8676 0699